Café con Leche Ice Pop

Alegria Pops is a mobile food vendor that produces handcrafted paletas or Mexican ice pops. Named after the southwest Detroit coffee shop that sells the ice pops, Café con Leche ice pops also use many Michigan food products.

June 30, 2016

Ingredients

  • 3½ cups hot water
  • 2 cups Pioneer Sugar
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick (optional)
  • ½ cup coarse-ground Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company coffee
  • 2¼ cups Calder’s Dairy heavy cream

Instructions

Bring water to just below a boil and remove from heat; add sugar and cinnamon stick. Infuse hot water with cinnamon for 4 to 5 minutes and stir until sugar is completely dissolved; discard cinnamon stick.

Set aside infused water. Place coffee grounds in a French press and pour a few ounces of cinnamoninfused hot water over grounds and stir; rest for 30 seconds. Pour in remaining cinnamon-infused water and let steep for 4 minutes. Plunge grounds, then transfer coffee to a large bowl. Add cream and stir; cool completely. Pour into 12 (3½-ounce) molds; freeze overnight.

Yield: 12 (3½-ounce) ice pops

Courtesy of Alegria Pops, Ofelia Saenz, facebook.com/Alegria.Pops.Detroit

Ingredients

  • 3½ cups hot water
  • 2 cups Pioneer Sugar
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick (optional)
  • ½ cup coarse-ground Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company coffee
  • 2¼ cups Calder’s Dairy heavy cream
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